Singapore precision equipment manufacturer Solves Innovative Technology Pte Ltd, together with A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering and Data Storage Institute, has built a machine capable of producing nanometer-size components and in wafer-scale volumes, for a host of applications in consumer electronics such as hard disk media and optical storage media.
The films show atoms being added in a regular pattern at the growing tip of a nanotube, like bricks to a round tower, support the so-called theoretical screw-dislocation-like model of carbon nanotube growth.
Music, rather than electromechanical valves, can drive experimental samples through a lab-on-a-chip in a new system developed at the University of Michigan. This development could significantly simplify the process of conducting experiments in microfluidic devices.
Measurements with ytterbium-174, an isotope with 70 protons and 104 neutrons, have shown the largest effects of parity violation in an atom ever observed - a hundred times larger than the most precise measurements made so far, with the element cesium.